Yes to Tess [Dolly & Dotty]

One of the things I most love in clothing is when designers play with textures. Layering different materials to achieve a multi-textured effect is pretty easy to do with your styling choices, but when a dress already offers something texturally interesting you’re already halfway there. And this Tess dress definitely offers!

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Baby Blue Tessa Tess dress by Dolly & Dotty for a fit and size review

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Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Lipstick Review + Swatches

I love liquid lipsticks, so I can never resist trying a new release from drugstore brands just in case they are somehow better or on par with my absolute favourite lipstick, the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink. Recently I saw a couple of beauty influencers trying this new ColorStay Satin Ink liquid lip by Revlon over on Instagram, so of course I immediately hopped online and bought the 2 shades that seemed to most reflect my usual colour preferences. 

The shade range for this lipstick is quite small, at least here in the UK, with just 6 shades available. Judging by the online photos and the colour of the packaging, I thought On a Mission was going to be a rich red and Silky Sienna was going to be a warm pink. Both shades are not accurately reflected by their packaging, which does not display a clear window looking into the formula itself but instead opaque plastic coloured inserts that Revlon have chosen to (inaccurately, in my opinion) reflect the shades. You can see this yourself with my picture above showing On A Mission on my lips and it’s packaging displayed in my hand. Still, that issue aside, I was excited to try the lipstick. Let’s look at how it performs. Continue reading

Polly, Polly, Polly [Dolly & Dotty]

I think if I had to choose a favourite gingham colour I would have to–after much lip chewing and frowning–choose yellow. A yellow gingham just feels so undeniably happy to me, all sunshine and bright smiles in a way that immediately summons good vibes and great memories. And would you look at that, today we’re going full on yellow gingham.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Poppy Yellow Gingham Shirtdress gifted by Dolly & Dotty for a fit and size review

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Hot Little Halter [Dolly & Dotty]

We’ve had another heatwave here in the U.K. and while I enjoy the brighter days, the heat and humidity definitely kick my butt. Nothing I can wear practically for work comes close to keeping me cool and comfortable, so it’s a relief when I can get home, take a chilly shower and change into one of my summer dresses. Anything made of a light cotton instantly eases my discomfort, so this check halter number is a true relief.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Sophia Halterneck pink and blue Check dress gifted by Dolly & Dotty for a fit and size review

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Little Gingham Annie [Dolly & Dotty]

The Annie dress is one of Dolly & Dotty’s staple dress cuts, released each season in a variety of new prints and patterns. Whether you love florals, embroidered designs, quirky patterns, winter checks, or even lace, there’s an Annie (or several!) for you. I own a handful already, and they’re always easy to throw on to quickly create a great outfit around. My newest Annie is this little gingham number, so you know I’m in my very best summertime picnic feels! Let’s go walk barefoot through the meadow together, shall we?

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Annie Green gingham dress gifted by Dolly & Dotty for a fit and size review

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Going Dotty [Dolly & Dotty]

Polka dots is one of the patterns that’s prevalent in the vintage inspired clothing realm. It wasn’t something I ever thought much about until I saw someone comment somewhere on social media that they hated polka dots and how common they were in repro clothing. Personally I quite like a small or medium sized dot, especially when done in black and white, but I share an aversion to very large polka dots which feel more costumey to me, so I can understand their complaint. There are plenty of ways to wear spots without looking too twee nor too rote, though, and today I want to focus on one of my favourite ways–playing with texture and layers.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Polka Dot May crossover bust swing dress gifted by Dolly & Dotty for a fit and size review

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Korinna in the Meadow [Miss Candyfloss]

With July right around the corner, there’s a fair bit of summer left still to play out, but sadly it’s the end of Miss Candyfloss’s SS21 season, with all of their newest pretties fully released to the world. It might have been their most patterned spring-summer line yet, but as always with Miss Candyfloss they released plenty of beautiful solid coloured pieces which make for wonderful staples in your wardrobe. This Korrina-Minty is one such piece, a lovely pale sage swing dress that offers simplicity and style in one lightweight summer serving.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Korinna-Minty dress gifted by Miss Candyfloss for a fit and size review Continue reading